The data of the last Management Committee show an important drop in the European pork exports, which, with a total of 1,554,443 exported tonnes during the first seven months of 2014 represent a fall by 9.4% in comparison with the same period in 2013.
The Russian embargo to the European pork exports (until the embargo Russia was the main destination for this kind of meat), has placed China as the main destination for European pork, with a total of 380,941 exported tonnes, which represents 23.9% of the total quota, although there has been a drop by 2% with respect to the same period in 2013. China is followed by Hong Kong, with 13.6% of the quota and a rise by 2%; and Japan, the Philippines and South Korea, with increases in the exports by 52%, 83% y 85%. The rise by 45% in the exports to US also stands out.
September 2014/ PVE/ Netherlands.